Minsk.- Like Ukraine, the governments of Belarus and Moldova closed their airspaces from Thursday due to russian offensive ordered by the government of Vladimir Putin.
“He’sairspace will be closed from 12:00 [10h00 GMT]. Flights will be diverted to other airports,” said the Deputy Prime Minister of Moldova Andrei Spinujustifying the measure by “the situation in the region”.
Similarly, the Belarusian Ministry of Defense announced the closure of the airspace over the border with Ukrainein the south of the country, starting at 9:00 GMT, to “guarantee the safe use of airspace.”
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These measures were reflected in the radars in charge of monitoring the air traffic in real time around the world. Such is the case of flightradar24, which shows a notable decrease in flights in the countries bordering Ukraine during the third day of the conflict compared to the first day.
In the recent images published by flightradar24 on its official social media accounts, you can see an apparent congestion in air traffic in some European countries, while the skies of Ukraine, Moldova and southern Belarus are completely clear of aircraft.
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Similarly, in the countries bordering Russia and Ukraine, a decrease in air traffic is noted due to the recent bans on Russian flights made by the governments of the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic and Bulgaria.